TULBAGHIA violacea

Commonly known as Society garlic

Vigorous clump forming perennial rhizome from S. Africa with narrow grey-green leaves and fragrant lilac flowers on tall stalks
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TULBAGHIA violacea

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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 


  • Blue
  • Height
    45-60cm (18-24in)
  • Spread
    25cm (10in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Clump-forming cormous perennial. Narrowly linear, greyish green leaves to 30cm (12in) long. Produces large terminal umbels of flowers 2cm (¾in) long
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
    Use loam-based compost (JI No. 2) in full light
  • Full sun
    Provide winter mulch in frost prone areas
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - aphids and whiteflies in greenhouse
  • Place of origin
    South Africa
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Scented foliage
    garlic scented
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile, humus-rich loamy soil.
Tulbaghia violacea - Care Guide
45-60cm (18-24in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  25cm (10in)

Buy Varieties of TULBAGHIA violacea

TULBAGHIA violacea 'Silver Lace'

TULBAGHIA violacea 'Silver Lace'

Society garlic

Silver edging to the foliage and lilac flowers

individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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